I love to cook, but lately I’ve been in a rut. I was in a pretty bad car accident back in August and it’s taken a few months to adjust to the pain. It’s made cooking difficult and it’s been months since I’ve properly set foot in the kitchen. No more! With this goal I hope to get back in the kitchen again. And actually start working my way though all of the cookbooks, magazine clippings, and Pinterest pins I’ve accumulated.

First up? Some peppermint chocolate chip cookies that I adapted from a Nestle recipe. The full recipe is on my blog here . These were definitely a hit at the Christmas party I made these for. The chocolate to peppermint ratio turned out well, just enough peppermint to make these Christmas-y without being overwhelming.